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Stepfinder App Testing

We've just released our new StepFinder app and it's now available on Android devices. We'd love some help testing it out to hear your feedback before it's released to the public.

Date: Tuesday 24th April 2018 from 6.30pm to 8pm

If you have an Android device and would like to help test out the app, you can sign up here
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Vanilla Survey Results

It's been a few months since we announced our exciting move to the new boards software Vanilla.

Back in February, we asked you to complete a survey so we could hear what you thought about some potential features and changes that Vanilla can offer. We also sent this survey out to our boards volunteers.

You can read all about the results here
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Post of The Month

Shaunie is our Post of The Month winner voted by the community for the following post:

"Hey Novocaine

This sounds really difficuly and scary. Sorry youre going through such a hard time im glad youre getting some sort of help. Experimental therapies sounds good. I hope youre taking good care of yourself aswell and doing things you enjoy and doing small things that could make you feel better like nice relaxing bath.

Mindfullness and grounding technics can be really helpful. In times where i felt disassociated i would be vaguely suggested to stay midful and present in the here and now. Which can help your concentration aswell. Like even picking up something around you & noticing how that feels & what is around you helps to be less in a dream state of mind. Loking at everything in details & concetrating on your breathing. I know its quite hard to rememeber to do in times of high anxiety but it doesnt need to just be when you get to that point. Can be any time of the day just to help you feel better and get in rountine of doing it & remembering

Its also okay to not know what you want to do after school. Even people who seem to know what they want - end up not wanting it and alll can take some time to know and feel better and that is okay too, youre on your own lil journey. But there is always hope

Take care"
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Support Circles

We run Support Circle chats on Tuesdays and Sundays.

Support Circle is a small group chat for no more than 10 people. Take it in turns to talk about whatever is on your mind or sign up as a listener if you enjoy helping others. To find out more and sign up for a place (click here)

Places are limited so make sure to sign up quickly!
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  • #31
    I am glad everything is okay pumpkinpie !
    Take care 😊
    "Recovery is my best revenge" - Carolyn Spring "Let your past make you better not bitter" - Unknown

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    • #32
      Great to hear everything is okay pumpkinpie

      All the best,

      - Aife

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      • #33
        Thanks Shaunie and Aife

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        • #34
          Hiya,

          Iíve been wondering lately if it would be right to go back and see my GP about my mental health even though Iím having counselling? I wanted to get their proper opinion on a diagnosis since they just gave me their thoughts when I went to see them initially. Just to tie up loose ends/ get peace of mind I guess? It doesnít bother me as such that I havenít been diagnosed (apparently itís really difficult to get a diagnosis) but I think it makes it easier to access support, especially when itís tailored to particular conditions.

          I wasnít sure if that would be a waste of their time since thereís nothing actually wrong with me, or how to actually broach the subject to them since itís been several months since I discussed my mental health with them. I was going to wait a few more months before going anyway so that I would be going after having 6 months of counselling.

          Thoughts?

          Pumpkin

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          • #35
            Hey Pumpkin

            I think that's absolutely the right thing to do doesn't matter if you are having counselling too, if it's going to give you peace of mind then I'd say go for it. You are not wasting their time for a chat about your mental health, you probably wouldn't feel you were wasting their time for a chat about your physical health - remember it's just as important as that.

            - Lucy
            Treat yourself as you would treat a good friend

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